Articles by Marecia Damons

Covid-19: Night vigil in support of principal who refused to open his school

Wesley Neumann’s disciplinary hearing starts

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3 December 2020

“It’s fair to conclude that we do not have what is called a school” says principal

Department of Basic Education will miss its deadline for minimum standards in schools yet again

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27 November 2020

Cape Flats women activists celebrated

Twenty women from communities across the city have been nominated for awards

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25 November 2020

Tafelsig feeding scheme battles red tape

Tafelsig CAN provides meals three times a day to hundreds of families in Mitchells Plain and Philippi

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18 November 2020

Informal traders say the City neglects the town centre in Mitchells Plain

The group says the area “reeks of defecation and urine”

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17 November 2020

Court grants eviction order against alleged housing “hijackers”

Evictees say they were out of options

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12 November 2020

Tensions reach breaking point in Franschhoek valley

There is a a decades-long battle over Boschendal housing

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6 November 2020

Covid-19: Excess deaths for second week running

But the current surge is not nearly as bad as July

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29 October 2020

Education activists slam Mboweni budget cuts

Members of Equal Education picketed outside Parliament on Wednesday

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28 October 2020

Covid-19: After weeks of calm, excess deaths are increasing

Latest Medical Research Council mortality report shows clear spike

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22 October 2020

Farm workers march for land

Government has committed to land redistribution in all provinces except Gauteng and Western Cape

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16 October 2020

Nearly two million learners still not receiving meals at school

Education department is expected to submit a detailed plan to court this week

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13 October 2020

“You looted R5 billion and told us to dance to Jerusalema” say striking workers

Union members down tools countrywide over corruption and salary increases among other things on Wednesday

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7 October 2020

250,000 domestic worker jobs lost in lockdown

Statistics South Africa survey shows dramatic effects of Covid-19 measures

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30 September 2020

“It’s so painful when you see old people drinking dirty, smelly water with animals”

27 communities “crippled by the lack of water access during the Covid-19 pandemic”

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18 September 2020

Over five million children are not getting their school meals

Department of Basic Education says situation will improve with schools returning

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7 September 2020